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Hawkins\Brown have been announced as winner of London Festival of Architecture and Architecture LGBT+ Pride in London float competition
Exploring the London Festival of Architecture 2018 theme of ‘Identity’, Hawkins\Brown’s ‘A Space for All’ is the winning design that will take to the streets – thanks to sponsorship from Sir Robert McAlpine - to represent architecture and LGBT+ architects at the Pride in London parade on Saturday 7 July 2018 and beyond.
Selected from a shortlist of nine, the design for “A Space for All” plays on the stereotypical image of a house and appears as a simple pitched roof structure created using brightly painted scaffold poles. Fun graphics accompanied by loud music will set the scene for a party atmosphere aboard the float. Throughout the course of the parade, architects on the float will be drawing on a series of transparent screens forming part of the float structure, and will be joined by paraders around the float carrying positive messages printed on placards, and percussionists accentuating the lively beat of music.
Following the Pride in London parade on 7 July the float will be taken apart, with its bespoke signage and graphics auctioned off to raise money and awareness of LGBT+ causes within the profession. The brightly coloured scaffold poles will be re-used on construction sites for future buildings, creating a legacy that will be visible around the city for years to come.
The Hawkins\Brown team includes John Jeffery (Technical Lead & Associate) Jonathan Chan (Creative Lead & Architect), Sarah Habershon (Project Manager & Architect), Matthew Goodfellow (Architect), Matthew Ruddy (Architect), Ayanna Blair-Ford (Architectural Assistant), Claudia Walton (Architectural Assistant), Fran Lynch (Architectural Assistant), Iulia Cistelecan (Architectural Assistant), Quincy Haynes (Architectural Assistant), Rachel Housley (Architectural Assistant) and Thomas Stanley (Architectural Assistant) with support from Andrew Blackie (Structural Engineer, Price&Myers)
Join Architecture LGBT+ in the Pride in London Parade on the float designed by Hawkins Brown, the winners of the London Festival of Architecture open design competition. The float is being sponsored by Sir Robert McAlpine. The parade is watched by 1 million people with 40,000 taking part.
Silver Sponsors: Jamie Fobert Architects, Foster + Partners and Stanton WilliamsBronze sponsors: IF_DO, Project Orange, Bell Phillips Architects